A defense attorney is in jail on a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

J. David Alcantara, of Atlantic City, was arrested by Atlantic County sheriff’s officers Wednesday while representing a client in Wildwood Municipal Court, Sheriff Frank Balles confirmed.

He was indicted Tuesday on allegations that he sexually assaulted an underage female, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Haleigh Walz said. The victim is 14.

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Alcantara deals mostly with immigration cases, and also serves as the president of the Mainland/Pleasantville branch of the NAACP.

His bail was set at $500,000 by Superior Court Judge Kyran Connor, Balles said.

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